I was looking for glucose here in Germany and there are so many forms, I'm just not sure what to pick.
Could somebody tell me what American glucose (the kind used in recipes here - I need it for gumpaste) is like? Is it a powder, a liquid, a syrup??? And if it's a liquid or syrup, is there any information about the percentage of glucose in the solution?
Glucose is a thick syrup. In some recipes you can trade it out for corn syrup, not sure about gumpaste recipes though.
That's what I thought. Rats. I was hoping I was wrong! And I can't find corn syrup here, either, so no substituting it with that. May have to order it online then.
jennicita here is a recipe for home made corn syrup it might be worth a try!
2 cups white sugar
3/4 cup water
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar, dash of salt
Combine all ingredients in a large heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer & put lid on pan for 3 minutes to get sugar crystals off side of pan. Uncover & cook until it reaches soft ball stage or 235 degrees on a candy thermometer. Stir often.
Cool & store in a covered container & keep at room temperature. Will keep for about 2 months & makes about 2 cups.
Hope that helps.
Thanks Babs but I've tried that (sounds like the same recipe) and I ended up with lots of crystallization. Don't know what I did wrong. I'll probably just order some glucose - it's not like I need it every day. Should last me a while - I hope!
It'll probably cost me, though. Because when I put in an order, i not only get one thing but any colors I happen to be low on and other things that catch my eye!
You know how that goes!
Thanks for your help!
You should look for "Glukosesirup" - it is also use in home brewing and alcohol-making ..
Powdered glucose is not connected to glucose syrup - different products.